6 must-see brands at Top Marques Watches 2016

Thomas Mercer

The annual Top Marques Watches exhibition will return to the Monaco Yacht Show 2016 to showcase some of the finest new timepieces, fine jewellery and marine chronometers specially created for the needs of superyacht owners. If you’re in the market for an addition to your luxury watch box this season, don’t miss these top brands.

Thomas Mercer

Perhaps the world’s best known creator of marine chronometers, British brand Thomas Mercer has been the watchmaker of choice for some of history’s greatest explorers. At Top Marques Watches 2016 at the Monaco Yacht Show Thomas Mercer will be unveiling its new Legacy Atlantic Challenge Marine Chronometer. This unique model has been designed to celebrate Sir Francis Chichester’s 1971 world solo speed distance record which was broken using the brand’s chronometer No 23543 on board sailing yacht Gispy Moth V.

Franck Muller

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Franck Muller will be returning to Top Marques Watches for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. After unveiling the fruits of its collaboration with the Italian Sea Group – which involved both a line of new watches and the 16 metre FMY 55 day boat – in 2015, there is much buzz about what this forward thinking watch brand will present this year.

Greubel Forsey

Founded in 1999 by Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey, the Greubel Forsey brand made its name on unique watches with technologically advanced movements such as the patented Double Tourbillon 30 Degrees, the Output Tourbillon 24 Seconds and, most recently, the Double Pendulum 35 Degrees. With numerous awards, including multiple Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve wins, as well as collaborations with the likes of Harry Winston and Yoko Ono under its belt, Top Marques Monaco is the ideal place to discover this under-the-radar brand.

Backes & Strauss

Like your watches with a bit of bling? British brand Backes & Strauss is known for its incredible fine jewellery timepieces so prepare to be dazzled by its decadent display at Top Marques Watches. From the autumnal colours of the diamond and white gold Piccadilly Princess (pictured) to the more masculine but no less precious Royal Jester, this is about as luxurious as timekeeping gets.


The newest addition to the Top Marques Watches 2016 line-up, Cvstos specialises in sporty skeleton watches in its unusual signature rectangular case. This is the brand to visit for true artisanal masterpieces. From the regatta inspired Challenge Sealiner GMT (pictured) to the super-feminine Re-Belle Sakura, these timepieces are true showstoppers.


Of course, if you’re just looking to indulge in something utterly glamorous then Top Marques Watches can also cater to all your high jewellery needs. Of particular note is Monte Carlo-based brand Jasré which has been providing jewels to the Monegasque elite for 25 years. From incredible 30 carat emerald rings to colourful tourmaline drop earrings and unique diamond necklaces, there’s something every magpie will fall in love with.

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